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Body mechanics

The use of the body to facilitate lifting and moving to minimize injury


Power lift

A technique used to lift a patient who is on a stretcher or cot


Emergent move

A patient move that is carried out quickly when the scene is hazardous, care of the patient requires immediate depositing, or you must reach another patient who need lifesaving care. Also called an emergency move


Clothing drag

An emergent move in which a rescuer grabs the patients clothing near the shoulders and pulls him to safety


Blanket drag

A method used to move a patient by placing him on a blanket or sheet and pulling it across the floor or ground


Standard move

The preferred choice when the situation is not urgent, the patient is stable, and you have adequate time and personnel for a move


Direct ground lift

A standard lift which three rescuers move a patient from the ground to a bed or stretcher


Extremity lift

A move performed by two rescuers, one lifting the patients arms, and one lifting the patients legs


Direct carry

A carry performed to move a patient with no suspected spine injury from a bed or from a bed level position to a stretcher


Draw sheet method

A method for moving a patient from a bed to a stretcher


Equipment for transporting patients

Single operator stretcher
Dual operator stretcher
Electric/pneumatic lift stretcher
Portable stretcher
Flexible stretcher
Stair chair
Back stretcher
Scoop stretcher
Long spine board
Vest-type extrication device
Fully body immobilization device
Pedi board


Recovery position

The position in which a patient with no suspected spine injuries may be placed, usually on his or her left side. Also called lateral recumbent position


Fowlers position

A position in which a patient is placed fully upright in a seated position, creating a 90 degree angle


Semi fowlers position

Semi seated position in which the Patient reclines at a 45 degree angle


Shock position

Elevation of the feet of a supine patient 6 to 12 inches, recommended for shock that is it caused by injury


Log roll

A method used to love a patient from the prone position to the supine position



The process of securing a combative patients body and extremities to prevent injury to himself or others


Positional asphyxia

Refers to death resulting from securing of a person in the prone position, limiting his ability to breathe adequately. Also called restraint asphyxia